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April 2023 Newsletter

New York Rising!

The greening of the East Coast is happening in June.
CWCBExpo signs on Waterway Shuttle Bus, at Vanderbilt Avenue and 42nd Street
The 9th Annual CWCBExpo is bigger and better than ever.
  • CannaVest East Institutional Investors Forum
  • CWCBExpo cutting edge conference program
  • NYS OCM and Cannabis NYC representation on the exhibit floor for all 3 days
  • OCM Seminar Series plus CAURD Q&A session on Saturday, June 3
  • B2B exhibits with hundreds of new products, expert services and professional deal making
  • Master class: Adult use retail dispensary business bootcamp
  • Networking at the B2B Rooftop Bash and Industry Yacht Party

Don’t miss a thing! Register now for the best pricing.


History Continues to be Made in NYC

Congratulations to Extasy James for making history, as she opened the very first retail dispensary in Queens – Good Grades – and for being the first woman-owned retail dispensary that is financially supported by the social equity investment fund. Queens Borough President Donovan Richards was there and made the first purchase.

Read all about it in NBC News.

Good Grades, Dispensary in Queens
NBC News

NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally: Saturday, May 6

Parade down Broadway: 11 am
Rally in Union Square:  1 – 5 pm

CWCBExpo is proud to be a sponsor of the NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally happening on Saturday, May 6. Thanks to all of the parade planners and organizers for what will be another great parade and rally! Be sure to visit the CWCBExpo table and tent at the rally in Union Square.

See you at the parade!

NYC Cannabis Parade
CWCBExpo at Cannabis Parade 2022
CWCBExpo at the 2022 NYC Cannabis Parade. The 2022 parade was held during a rain storm – and the vibe was great.

NYS OCM Updates

April saw great progress and activity by the NYS Office of Cannabis Management (OCM). On April 3, the Cannabis Control Board approved 99 new conditional adult use retail dispensary licenses across New York State and New York City.

And on 4/20, the OCM opened up a Public Comment Period for Cannabis Research Regulations. There are 9 proposals set forth regarding Cannabis Research Regulations. Public comments must be submitted by 6/11/23.

NYS OCM will be at CWCBExpo

We are looking forward to welcoming several members of the OCM to be on the show floor of CWCBExpo. The OCM will also be speaking in a series of seminars on Saturday, June 3, the last day of the CWCBExpo. The sessions will end with a CAURD Q & A session. So plan to stay and don’t miss a thing.
New York State Government

Cannabis NYC Tour Stop at CWCBExpo

We are also looking forward to welcoming the Founding Director of Cannabis NYC, Dasheeda Dawson and some of her interagency partners as Cannabis NYC makes an extended Tour Stop at CWCBExpo in June.

Cannabis NYC

New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission Updates

Atlantic City is making way and planning for the cannabis retail industry to flourish. Will cannabis retail businesses make Atlantic City the cannabis capital of New Jersey?

delaware online
NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission

NJ Adult-Use Poll

Check out this poll released on April 25th from Stockton University which highlights the responses of 660 New Jersey adult residents answering a variety of polling questions about dispensaries and consumption.

We look forward to welcoming Stockton University to the CWCBExpo this June – they will be exhibiting on the show floor in University Row, which is sponsored by Hudson County Community College (HCCC).

Attendees will be able to learn first-hand what curriculum Stockton, HCCC and other colleges have regarding cannabis and business.


Stockton University Cnnabis and Hemp Research Initiative

Delaware Becomes an Adult-Use State

Congratulations to Delaware which became the 22nd state to join the other Adult-Use states on April 21. Two Bills were passed. Though Governor Carney is not a supporter of marijuana legalization, he did not veto them this time around. 

USA Today
CWCBExpo Blog

For Timely News Updates and In-Depth ArticlesCheck out the CWCBExpo BLOG.

CWCBExpo blogs contain relevant, timely information. Recent subjects include cannabis testing laboratories, packaging, facility security, and legalization and regulatory updates.

CWCBExpo Video Highlights Corner
Nick Kovacevich and Tim Seymour, CWCBExpo NY 2022

In Conversation with Nick Kovacevich and Tim Seymour

This session was recorded June 3, 2022 at CWCBExpo New York. Nick Kovacevich, CEO, Greenlane Holdings, in conversation with Tim Seymour, Co-host, CNBC Fast Money. With introduction by Carl Cameron, Journalist, former FOX News Reporter.

CWCBExpo New York 2023 is Fast Approaching!

“[CWCBExpo] has some really great connections in the local community in the New York area, so I noticed a lot of operators that we haven’t seen at other shows come out here and really represent the northeast.”  Harrison Bard, Custom Cones USA

Custom Cones, NY 2022

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